Pros

  • Includes 3G connectivity
  • Pretty, light, thin, and stylish

Cons

  • Keys are small and fingers slip off easily
  • Awful audio quality

At A Glance

Though the Sony VAIO VPCY218FX has many of the ingredients to be a powerful-yet-slim ultraportable, it's not quite there.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 1200.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Firewire 1
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.9 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 3.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 64.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:22   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 514.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 467.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 419.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 777.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 825.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1044.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 413.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 301.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 19.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 16.11   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 14.12   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 12.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 11.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 9.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 14.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 601.0